Have you driven past St. Alban’s at Emerson and 46th Avenue North in Indianapolis and wondered, “What’s growing there?”

Our Peace Garden is growing here!

Through an UTO grant, lots of volunteers, other financial donations, good rain & sunny days, and with the help of our gardener, Tate, the Peace Garden is growing fast and the harvest is abundant.

So far this growing season, St. Alban’s and the Peace Garden have donated over 1000 pounds of produce to area food banks. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the number of white crosses also planted in the garden, representing homicides in Indy, is also growing. The garden is an Easter symbol, where people can see that there is life after death, that there is hope in the world, even in the midst of violence and death.

Volunteers are always welcome to help weed, plant, harvest and deliver on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Here is a list of places where our fresh produce is being received:

  • Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, 4900 E. 38th St.
  • The Cupboard of Lawrence Township, 7101 Pendleton Pike
  • Marion County Public Library, 5420 E. 38th St.
  • Fervent Prayer Church, 10512 E. 38th St.
  • The Sharing Place, 6501 Sunnyside Drive

The week of July 4, 400 pounds of produce were donated; including our first tomatoes, beets, onions, 100 pounds of green cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and of course, lots of lettuce! As of July 7, we have donated 890 pounds of produce (11,344 servings) through the efforts of 36 different helpers working 279 volunteer hours.

Reverend Debbie Dehler
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
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